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Journal: Journal of the Grodno State Medical University (Vol.16, No. 6)

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Page : 697-701

Keywords : eye prosthetics; quality of life; anophthalmos; eye subatrophy;

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Purpose: to estimate the influence of eye prosthetics on quality of life of patients with anophthalmos and eye subatrophy. Material and methods: 128 patients, 75 men and 53 women, participated in the research. The average age of patients was 59 [48; 70] years. For the assessment of quality of life of patients after eye prosthetics the SF-36 questionnaire, adapted by the International Center for Quality of Life Research was used (St. Petersburg). Results: The research of the quality of life in patients after eye prosthetics and otherwise healthy individuals revealed low quality of life in patients after eye prosthetics both by the integrated indicators of mental (MH) and physical health (PH), and by their constituent scales: physical functioning – PF (U=1620, р=0.04), role-functioning caused by physical condition – RP (U=1552, р=0.02), general health – GH (U=1250, р<0.0001), vital activity V (U=1689, р=0.008), mental health – MH (U=1398, р=0.003). Conclusions: The received results of the research confirm that acute ophthalmic pathology which has led to loss of sight and an eye is a severe psychological and physical injury for the person; it reduces the level of general health, at the same time decreasing quality of life in all spheres.

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